Home School Field Trip Programs


Our most popular program offers the students a chance to participate in land-based activities as well as taking a tour on our boat. Dolphin, manatee, birds and other marine life may be encountered as the naturalist describes the lagoon and its inhabitants. Land activities may include a salt marsh exploration, a plankton study, an invertebrate presentation and a shark presentation (depending on the number of participants).

Friday, March 30th 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Ages 4-18
25-120 participants
$18/person or maximum of $75/family


A ride on the Discovery boat takes participants to an island for an extreme exploration experience. A naturalist will be onboard to share their knowledge of the most biologically diverse estuary in North America. Explorers will use seine nets and dip nets to discover and identify the animals found in the Indian River Lagoon.

Fall 2018 – Time/Date TBA
Ages 4-18
25-38 participants
$24/person or maximum of $100/family

This summer we are offering a camp geared especially to homeschoolers! 
During our Estuary Explorers camp (August 13-17) homeschool students ages 5-10 will have the opportunity to explore the most biodiverse estuary in North America. Campers will learn about the Indian River Lagoon and the significance of this ecosystem. This camp will include island exploration, kayaking, fishing, marine related arts and crafts, science activities, and more!
Click here to learn about all of our summer camps.

To find out more information about the field trips available, call Michelle West at (386) 428-4828 or (386) 428-3310 or email: michelle@marinediscoverycenter.org

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